Why don’t you enjoy hydrangeas and tall Buddha statue?

Why don’t you enjoy hydrangeas and tall Buddha statue?

Jizo Buddha and hydrangeas
Hydrangeas in Hase temple in Kamakura

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Hydrangeas at Hase Temple

This temple was f ounded in the Nara Period (736), Hase Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kamakura.

Emperor Shomu

Emperor Shomu
Emperor Shomu

And it was designated as a place of imperial worship under the reign of Emperor Shomu.

Eleven-faced Bodhisattva

Kannon Bodhisattva
Kamakura Kannon Bodhisattva

The principal image of the temple is a statue of the eleven-faced Bodhisattva.

He saves all the people by watching the many eyes without fail.

It is one of the largest wooden Buddhist statues in Japan (9.18 m high).

The temple is a symbol of the Kannon Sacred Sites representing the Eastern part of Japan.

Also its Dharma has been handed down to the present day.

Two Hase temples in Nara and Kamakura

Nara Hase temple Bodhisattva
Nara Hase temple

There is a mysterious legend in this temple.

In 721, Tokudo Shonin, a priest from Nara Prefecture, carved two identical statues of the Kannon on a camphor tree.

He enshrined one of them at HaseTemple in Nara Prefecture.

And he washed out the other to the Pacific Ocean from the coast of Ise.

Then finally it’s landed near Hase Temple in Kamakura , 600 km away.

Then Tokudo Shonin founded it and dedicated the Kannon statue here.

The temple in Nara Prefecture also has the same name as this Kamakura temple, both are Hase temple.


Hydrangeas in Hase temple
Irises in Hase temple

Now hydrangeas have started to bloom beautifully.

Hydrangeas in Hase temple
Hydrangeas in Hase temple
Hydrangeas in Hase temple

You can enjoy them during the month of June.

Also you can see Pacific Ocean from the veranda.

Pacific Ocean

The entrance fee to the temple is 400 yen( 4 dollars) and hydrangeas area costs 300 yen( 3 dollars) to enter.

Why don’t you come and enjoy the mysterious statue of Kannon and the hydrangea?

You will enjoy both 1300 years of history and nature!

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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